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Until the Light Takes Us

"Until The Light Takes Us" tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide. The film goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok… Show more

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Feb. 12, 2010 - Boston.com - Joan Anderman, Globe Staff

The story of Norwegian black metal, a grim and extreme subset of heavy metal that reared its head in the early ’90s, is fascinating subject matter. Part music scene and part violent uprising, its protagonists were young singers and guitarists whose darkness spilled off the stage and into real life: murders, suicides, and a rash of church burnings accompanied the assaultive sounds, all rooted in an ill-defined ideology that vilified Christianity and modern culture.

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